In the undeniable face of climate change and in the pursuit of a cleaner living environment, over the last few years, we have been making some important changes to the way we do things here at Bushgear...
Packaging - We have minimised all packaging and we now use carboard and paper almost exclusively. This means that nearly all the waste we produce can be recycled. There is still room for improvement but we are aiming to change this in 2023. We are working with our partners to design and manufacture customised cardboard packaging for even more of the products we retail.
Energy - We have invested in a new solar panel array and we now generate approximately 65% of our electricity. This produces no green house emissions, takes strain off of the national grid and localises energy production. As we have grown, we have invested in an all electric fork lift. In addition to this we are swapping over to LED lighting for even lower energy consumption.
Products - We aim for products that are long lasting and built that way. We try and avoid one-time-use products where possible. Also, we like working with manufacturers that readily offer replacement parts so our customers can get the most out of their purchase, should anything go wrong. After all, a long lasting product means value for money and fewer environmental costs.
Mailers - We now use electronic forms of communication where possible. This offers a huge environmental saving as trees are not cut down and processed to produce the paper and practically no energy is used in delivery. As many of our customers still prefer to have a paper invoice included with their purchase, we do still include one but ultimately, this is easily recycled.
The Future - As technology and manufacturing methods progress, we are always looking out for new ways to minimise our impact on the environment. For example, we are currently looking into new inks for our printers, which are less toxic and polluting to the environment. Albeit a small change, every little bit helps - we must continue minimising our dependence on fossil fuels, for a better future.
The Bushgear Team
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